Archagathus / Meat Spreader

This split was in my personal top of 2020, both bands did their best. I remembered that I was amazed and smashed during the first round of the listening… A year later I finally got this CD in my collection. So what’s so special in this split? I think it’s not only famous names it’s material itself, because both sides are very powerful.

Let’s start with Canadian Archagathus. We all know this band and love their mincecore… but with this recording guys showed their gore side. The art for this side was made by master Pierre de Palmas (Braindead Zine, Blue Holocaust), it easy to recognize his sick style, and like the others of his works this one looks badass as hell.
Our friends managed to create super solid and heavy sound. Each element (instruments, riffs and beat) sound cheerful but with some gloomy atmosphere. The guitar sounds like damn chainsaw, distorted vocal brings so much gore into this mass and the d-beat/blast beat are here as well. This is one of the best stuff from Archagathus so fat, at least on my taste.

United forces of Polish land – Meat Spreader. These guys stuck in my heart from the very first demo. This is simply essence of the best grind bands from Poland. Low sound, crazy riffs, tons of energy and aggression. This is fucking gore train that is going to hit you! Few kinds of vocals, insane buzzzing guitar, sharp blast beats and perfect sound of the bass. Guy didn’t disappointed, song by song guys crashing the listeners, ha!
As for the cover art, this photo reminds me “Surgical Disembowelment” album of Dead Infection, I think guys wanted to create a tiny reference to that classic, or maybe it’s just my imagination. Anyway guy did it again, and I will wait for their new stuff for sure!

Rating: 9/10 Archagathus bc Meat Spreader fb

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